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. Nitrite, a harmful substance, is a natural waste product of fish and other marine creatures. In order to convert this to a less harmful form, the water should go through biological filtration, which is the process where helpful bacteria break it down into nitrate. Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media offers a relatively big surface area where beneficial bacteria can latch on and perform this operation.
The little pebble-like pieces are made of glass that is sintered to ensure strength and longevity. Sizable pores on the surface provide a comfy place for the good bacteria to settle in. These are big enough to not get filled with sand and other aquatic grime right away, leaving more room for the bacteria to do their nitrification. And because the pebbles are made of glass, they will not alter the pH levels in the water. Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media can be used in all kinds of filter canisters
. They can be washed and reused, saving you the money and effort of buying less efficient filter media. Don't settle for less. Get Eheim Substrat Pro Biological Filtration Media for your aquarium today!
EHEIM SUBSTRAT PRO 5 LiterBiological Filter Media
A build-up of toxic nitrogenous wastes is a natural result of all aquarium inhabitant`s life processes. In nature, the body of water is large enough to dissipate or dilute these wastes. Some will even be converted into usable energy by living organisms. Within an aquarium however, without a powerful biological breakdown of these toxins, the fish literally poison themselves. This is the reason why biological filtration is the most desirable of all aquarium filtration.
This type of filtration is the purification of the aquarium water by using living organisms, such as nitrifying bacteria. These desirable bacteria will attach themselves to all hard surfaces within the aquarium system. They use the toxins as a food, converting harmful toxins such as ammonia and nitrite into less harmful nitrate. Nitrate can then be removed by performing regular water changes.
After prolonged use, mechanical and chemical filter media will act in a biological manner. They provide some surface area for bacterial colonization but this is actually very limited. In order to provide the greatest amount of surface area for bacteria colonies, filter media such as EHFISUBSTRAT or EHFILAV should be used.
SUBSTRAT PRO 5L:
Eheim`s new superior biological media that improves and optimizes the performance of Ehfisubstrat. It is for highly active water purification with intensive biological decomposition of harmful substances. For use in all canister filters. Can be used in all applications like in any filter system, extra media for wet/dry sumps and in power filter media containers. It can also be used as a replacement media for the Eheim AquaBall. It is pH & KH neutral so it does not affect the water chemistry. It has a larger pore structure to ensure optimum bacterial colonization and delays the silting-up of the pores (for much longer intervals between cleaning).